Monthly marathon

01 April 2000
Comments Other February's mystery bird (plate 71, repeated here as plate 116) is clearly a medium-sized leaf-warbler Phylloscopus. There are no obvious wing-bars or tertial tips, and apparently no central crown stripe, so we can immediately rule out a number of speci...
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Mystery photographs

01 November 1977
Comments Main paper The fine bill, distinctive face pattern and rounded crown give the warbler (plate 123, page 456, repeated at reduced size here) the look of a typical Phylloscopus. Without wing-bars or prominent supercilium, it looks rather ordinary, and there is nothi...
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